Project Implementation Timeline

Erosion control projects take a lot of planning and discussion with project partners. Since any project that takes place on G Street or Airport Rd. will involve privately-owned lands, we are striving to include all landowners and many other stakeholders in the process to ensure long-term success.

map of daughtry bayou

Below is a timeline for the Daughtry Bayou erosion control projects (see map above).

  • Sep 1, 2016

    Hurricane Hermine

    The first hurricane to make landfall in Florida in over 10 years hits Florida's northern Gulf of Mexico coast and slams Cedar Key with almost 10 ft of storm surge. Docks, buildings, and roads were damaged and several sections of shoreline eroded overnight.

    Airport Rd ruined in Hurricane Hermine

  • Sep 19, 2016

    Community Meeting

    UF called a meeting for the community to discuss erosion and decide if they wanted to move forward with more discussion. Overwhelmingly, attendees at that meeting felt more discussion was needed. Read more:

  • Sep 30, 2016

    Grant Proposal and Funding

    Drs. Mark Clark, Savanna Barry, Christine Angelini, and Scott Wasman partnered with the Suwannee River Water Management District to apply for funding for stakeholder workshops and pilot research. The grant titled "Investigating Implementation Techniques, Benefits and Stakeholder Preference of “Living Shorelines” as a means to Stabilize and Ecologically Enhance the Coastline around Daughtry Bayou - Cedar Key, Florida" was selected for funding by the Florida Coastal Management Program.

  • Mar 3, 2017

    Stakeholder Visioning Workshop

    Stakeholders (homeowners, county and city officials, and Cedar Key residents) participated in a Visioning Workshop facilitated by the Natural Resources Leadership Institute. The goal of the workshop was to introduce property owners to various concepts regarding erosion in Cedar Key’s Daughtry Bayou, including the history of erosion, impacts of erosion, and potential ways to mitigate erosion.

    During the Visioning Workshop, attendees:

    • Discussed erosion history in the area and preferences for shoreline uses
    • Learned more about and compared various options for erosion control
    • Narrowed down a range of acceptable project types that promised to preserve the shoreline at G Street and Airport Rd. locations, according to preferred uses.

    Read the workshop summary: Coastal Erosion Project Stakeholder Workshop Letter Aug 2017 (pdf)

  • Oct 27, 2017

    Design Workshops

    Feedback from the Visioning Workshop was incorporated into several draft erosion control project designs. The project team presented these draft designs to stakeholder groups from G Street and Airport Rd. in Oct/Nov 2017. Click on the circles below to view the workshop materials and follow the progress of each project area.

  • Mar 29, 2018

    Wrap-up of Formal Workshop Series

    The final workshop in the formal series focused on customizing project designs and defining how the project team will interact with stakeholders going forward.

    Read the workshop summary (pdf): Wrap-up Workshop Summary 3-29-2018

  • Apr 26, 2018

    Next Steps

    Project team is seeking funding for permits and living shoreline implementation to make these projects, planned with stakeholder input, a reality.

    Key Dates:

    Dec 2018: DEP Resilience Planning Grant awarded

    Jan 2019: Stakeholder Update Meeting

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